Letters to the Editor

The rapture; Freud on stage; Expensive Fort Worth project

The rapture

I agree, in part, with Benjamin Smith’s Tuesday letter (“The rapture”) about the Texas couplesuing to keep from educating their children because they believe the rapture is coming soon.

Any Christian knows that we must patiently endure and live our lives until Christ’s return, whenever that might be.

But our nation was founded on Christian principles and has survived for more than 200 years and prospered greatly because of the strong morals and values put forth in that grand document, the Constitution.

I’m concerned about those who demonize anyone who believes in a rapture.

Sheryl Snow, Watauga

 

The parents’ problem is not their belief in the rapture, but in their exact opposite response to what that teaching entails.

Jesus gave the illustration of a master going on a long trip and giving his servants sums of money. Two gathered an increase and were rewarded. The other just hid the money and did nothing.

Upon return, the master rewarded the diligent and took from the slacker even what he had received.

In other words, Christians should be doing as much as they can as diligently as they can because they never know when the master may return and demand an accounting.

Thomas F. Harkins Jr., Fort Worth

Freud on stage

I find it ironic that theater critic Punch Shaw praises the acting in Freud’s Last Session, at Amphibian Stage Productions until Nov. 22, as “sparkling” and the staging and performance as “virtually flawless,” but then discourages the public from attending.

I take strong exception.

I believe that the Amphibian is perhaps the freshest theater in the Metroplex, and this play will not only entertain the audience but challenge the thinking of the intelligent Metroplex viewers who wisely elect to enjoy a performance.

Harold Granek, Granbury

Expensive project

Fort Worth is committed to the Hemphill-Lamar connector project and now learns that the costs have increased 69 percent. (See Wednesday story “Council unhappy with project’s cost.”)

Perhaps the city should competitively bid its own construction projects, where they know the costs prior to awarding a contract, rather than negotiating with a manager who shifts the risk of cost overruns to the city.

John Nolan, Arlington

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